The bake room is a popular destination during the First United Methodist Church Women's Bazaar.
The bake room is a popular destination during the First United Methodist Church Women's Bazaar.

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Bazaar draws large crowd

Published 12:34pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Anyone who was looking to satisfy their sweet tooth or find different knickknacks, the First United Methodist Church’s annual Women’s Bazaar was the place to be Wednesday.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., different crafts including handmade pillows, wreaths and other handmade items were available for purchase, as well as cakes, pies, cookies and other baked goods.

The Bazaar is held every year in November to help raise money for the church’s missions.

Different knickknacks were available for purchase.
Different knickknacks were available for purchase.

Church pastor David Willis, who moved to Demopolis in June, is experiencing the Bazaar for the first time.

“Anytime something takes a life of its own, it’s a blessing to a pastor,” Willis said. “We’ve got a good group of volunteers that have worked very hard to make this thing happen.”

The craft room drew a large crowd during Wednesday's Bazaar.
The craft room drew a large crowd during Wednesday’s Bazaar.

He added that he was told about the Bazaar when he came to the church, but he didn’t realize how big the event really was.

“They told me what it was, but I had no idea of the scope of it,” he said. “I knew when Art Luckie told me he’d be back for the Bazaar, I knew it was an event.”

Willis said the Bazaar is the main fundraiser for the church’s mission projects each year.

Handmade pillows were popular items.
Handmade pillows were popular items.

Barbara Hill, who volunteers for the Bazaar, made pillows for the event. She made pillows with fabric for the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State and LSU. There were also pillows with floral patterns and other patterns she found.

“I made six Alabama pillows Tuesday night to make sure we had enough,” Hill said. “We just tried to do some things that people like.”

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